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To the rheumatologist bone is of interest mainly as an indicator of pathologic changes in the joints. The authors of this massive work have adopted a similar perspective, perfectly legitimate but somewhat out of keeping with the title. The main virtue is the detailed correlation of gross pathology, radiography, and microscopic histology of skeletal disorders, clarified by helpful diagrams. The same approach is applied in a section of paleopathology that is fascinating but scarcely relevant to the book's main purpose. The numerous illustrations are superb, with occasional use of color. The descriptions of the anatomy, histology, radiography, radiology, biomechanics, and
Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-796_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):796.
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